Well, put a swarm trap out the last week of April, and check it every day on my walk with the dogs, and low and behold bees in the entrance! Put my ear up to the back of the box and heard the hum of a bunch of bees inside! Don't know how big it is, but now I have to figure out where to put them! I made a 6 frame nuc, put two frames of comb, and two frames with foundation, and (of course) queen pheromone scent. I am quite excited!
I'm located in the Hudson Valley, and most folks I've talked to have said swarms aren't overly common unless you catch your own. But, there they are! And, my other hives have not swarmed.
It's going to rain the next few days, so I have a bit of time to get the new hive ready!
What an awesome day!
Have a great one all, Rich.